A friend and I are planning to purchase a multiple unit building in Oakland CA. We would occupy 3 units in the building we purchase (one for myself, one for my friend, and one for my mother). I've heard that there might be a maximum number of units we can occupy in our own building. Is this true? I would think that there might be a maximum number of evictions an owner can execute when moving into their building under the owner occupancy rights. However it doesn't make sense to me that there is an absolute limit on the number of units we can occupy in the building.
If in fact there is an absolute limit, is it still considered owner occupancy of a unit if one of the 3 of us is not on the title for the home?
Thanks in advance!